Denver born. L.A. raised. South Brooklyn. Culture Editor @IndianCountry. @CNN contributor. Former @NBCNews, @MTV, & @DenverPost. Chicano/Oglala.
My latest. An excerpt from "Moya-Smith: D.C.’s Nasty Underbelly, And, Yes, Trumpcare Will Kill Natives": "The Fourth has come, but not quite gone. More than a week later, the stench of old, rotting food and backwash boiling in beer cans fill the air…I sat down with a producer at NPR the other day at Roofers Union on 18th St., and we discussed coverage and police brutality and racist Indian mascots. But I don’t want talk about that now. I want to watch the man with sunburnt shoulders in an American flag hat, muscle shirt, and pants, and wonder: Is he wearing red, white, and blue whitey tighties? What about thongs and G-strings made to resemble the American flag? Is it unpatriotic to ram a red, white, and blue flag up the crack of your ass? Or is just good ol’ ‘Merican patriotism? I’ve never owned a thong myself, but on Independence Day or President’s Day or even Columbus Day, for that matter, it just seems poetic to link pricks and assholes and flags." (Illustration by @getoutkay). Read the piece on Indian Country Media Network: buff.ly/2uqUaPL
@getoutkay, the illustrator, illustrated me saving her after a night of painting the town. Not pictured, a crabby cabby having none of it: "No, no, no!" he shouted. I held my foot in the car as he revved the engine, threatening to pull away. Alas, with foot still attached to body, she got home safely. Take care of each other, folks. Always.